EPS-MACCS (Earth System Processes Monitored in the Atmosphere by a Constellation of CubeSats) focusses on understanding and quantifying atmospheric processes in the upper troposphere and in the stratosphere.
In particular, it will make observations in tropical and sub-tropical latitudes to observe gases such as water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane, ozone and nitrous oxide as well as aerosols – all of which play a key role in the greenhouse effect and climate change. The mission comprises three 12-litre CubeSats, each carrying thermal infrared spectrometer, as well as a visible near-infrared hyperspectral solar disk imager as a secondary instrument.
The EPS-MACCS constellations consists of three 12U CubeSat built and operated for ESA by GOMSpace as prime contractor.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|EPS-MACCS A (Earth Scout 1A)||-||2023||with ?, EPS-MACCS B, EPS-MACCS C|
|EPS-MACCS B (Earth Scout 1B)||-||2023||with ?, EPS-MACCS A, EPS-MACCS C|
|EPS-MACCS C (Earth Scout 1C)||-||2023||with ?, EPS-MACCS A, EPS-MACCS B|